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Tjweikel24

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Hello there, well to start this off my os is windows XP, Cpu= Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz (2cpus) (Just updated from Pentium 4 2.00 GHz)
Memory=1gb, graphics card is a ATI Radeon 9250 256 mb.(Think its PCI)

I am a gamer,World of Warcaft. I am having trouble with the Framerate in the game. average 8-20fps with the setting of the game to min.
I thought i had a desecent graphics card so i went and updated the Cpu.
That made my computer faster but didnt help in the game. So i was wondering what graphics card I should upgrade to, was looking around the web, but there are so many to choose from, and i dont know where to start.
Anything will help!!!

Thanks

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Looking for the best for you buck, cheap proferably.
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Hardly surprising considering the 9250 is a very old card.
Gaming gets better performance out of a decent graphics card than a better processor.

Need more details about the computer as to where you go from here.
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Ok, what else u need to know?

Motherboard= gigabyte 8s648FXP-RZ specs on site listed
http://www.gigabyte....?ProductID=1853

Was on net looking and found a ASUS AH3450/DI/512MD2(LP) Radeon HD 3450 512MB 64-bit DDR AGP 8X HDCP Ready, its pretty cheap and the reviews looked good. Would this be a good upgrade or not?
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The 3850 is probably the best graphics for AGP boards you can get. Even then it's still old technology by what you can get today in PCI-Express.
Even with a 3850 you'll probably find it'll be too powerful for the rest of the computer to keep up with. So on that basis, and the fact your board is on its own four years old, it's probably not a wise investment if truth be told.

You'll do better replacing the system as it would allow you to use PCI-Express graphics card, which are faster on their own, as well as faster memory, dual, treble, quad-core processors, faster everything. A fast graphics card for gaming is a good idea, but it's no good if the rest of the system is old.
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